Too many times I hear the sigh of long breaths immediately following the words "I have to write an essay." I realized early on that I was the only one around, who did not mind the 2000 word count minimum papers. What makes it easy for me? Well, it is not easy, but it has become easier. As a young child, I struggled to learn to read, and it was not until after high school that I began to enjoy it. The best I have found to relieve essay stress is to be fully prepared. Read resources multiple times and be certain the resource is realivant, and breathe. Sit down at your computer with resources available. If you find yourself stuck just revisit the resource and look for inpiration.